Reading comprehension test 268

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A male Jackdaw's courtship behaviour is astonishingly human. All his movements are consciously strained and his proudly reared head and neck are permanently in astate of self-display. He provokes the other Jackdaws continually if the female Jackdaw is looking on and he purposefully becomes embroiled in conflicts with otherwise deeply respected superiors. Above all, he seeks to impress his loved one with the possession of a potential nesting site, from which he drives all otherJackdaws, irrespective of their rank.

A 'courtship behaviour' may best be described as:

A
the behaviour of a Jackdaw who shows off his feathers
B
the behaviour of a male bird to attract a female bird
C
the behaviour by which a male bird displays its beauty to the female bird
D
the behaviour of any male to win a female of the samespecies
Question 1 Explanation: 
The whole passage is about how a male bird tries to woo a female bird. So, the meaning of courtship can be understood. Had the question asked 'Jackdaw's courtship behaviour', the answer would have been option (b), but here it just asks 'courtship behaviour' so the correct option in this case is option (d).
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the phrases best helps to bring out theprecise meaning of 'consciously strained'?
A
Proudly reared and exhibited
B
Permanently in a state of display
C
Purposefully put in a state of display
D
Possession of nesting site
Question 2 Explanation: 
Consciously strained here is being used to describe the moves of the Jackdaw, which are purposeful to attract the female.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The most important 'trick' of the Jackdaw to win his female is
A
displaying his head and neck
B
to be like a human being
C
to become embroiled with other birds
D
to possess a place for building a nest
Question 3 Explanation: 
In the last line the author highlights that the nesting place is the most important factor when a Jackdaw tries to attract females of his species.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Jackdaw fights with other Jackdaws because
A
he does not respect the senior birds
B
he wants to fight with his rivals
C
he does not like to be challenged
D
he wants to show off
Question 4 Explanation: 
As he tries to attract the females of his species, the Jackdaw picks up fights. The answer can be taken from this line: He provokes the other Jackdaws continually if the female Jackdaw is looking on and he purposefully becomes embroiled in conflicts with otherwise deeply respected superiors.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
It can be inferred from the passage:
A
A part of human male behaviour is pretty unsophisticated.
B
A part of human male behaviour is always chauvinistic.
C
A part of human male behaviour is built around the premise of impressing female.
D
All of the above
Question 5 Explanation: 
In this case, you need to understand the primary purpose of the paragraph. The paragraph provides details about the courtship behaviour of Jackdaws. The author says this is parallel with that of humans. He is comparing a single aspect of male human and male Jackdaw behaviour. This helps us identify option (C) as the correct answer.
There are 5 questions to complete.